LLM Class of 2012

Wake Forest LL.M.s participate in first International Commercial Moot Competition

LL.M students participate in International Commercial Moot CompetitionThis past weekend, two of our LL.M. students traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the first International Commercial Moot Competition. The competition was held at American University. Janine Reder from Germany and Liam McClure from England did an excellent job and represented Wake Forest University School of Law well. Join us in congratulating Janine and Liam for their exemplary achievement!

Click here to read our recent news article about the competition and their participation.

Experiences from the New York University International Student Interview Program

By: Philipp Campestrini (LL.M. Candidate, ’12)

Philipp Campestrini (LL.M. Candidate, ’12)

The first step to actually get an invitation for the New York University International Student Interview Program (NYU ISIP) is to upload your resume to an internet portal.  Matching to your profile, a list of different pre-selected law-firms is being provided.  Most of these law firms come from your home-country because they have certain requirements which you personally have to fulfill.  For me, for example, the language skills of German, French and English were the decisive requirements.  Within this list I could bid for interviews and when the law-firms were interested, they invited me for an interview in New York.  I received 10 interviews for the interview-day and 2 separate one-hour interviews. I was really happy that so many big Swiss law-firms showed interest in my resume and invited me for interviews.

A few weeks later, my journey to New York for the well known New York University ISIP began on NYU International Student Interview Program 2012 Informationa Thursday morning.  My Swiss classmate who also got invitations for several interviews joined me and we travelled together.  Fortunately, all professors from Wake Forest University School of Law knew that we had an important weekend coming and therefore, excused us for all classes on Thursday and Friday.  Fully packed with suits, dress-shirts, ties and application-documents, we drove early in the morning to Greensboro to the Piedmont Triad International Airport.  After a while of searching, we found an available long-term parking spot, but unfortunately this procedure took too much time and we had to rush to catch our flight to New York.  Arriving at the last minute, we checked-in our baggage and boarded the airplane without standing in line.  Continue reading »

My summer studying English

By: Shuai Shao (LL.M. Candidate, ’12)

Shuai Shao and other ELSE students at the Winston Salem Dash baseball game

I am a girl from Beijing, the capital city of China. I graduated from Beijing University of Technology recently and then decided to come to Wake Forest Law School to further my knowledge in the international business area. The reason why I chose Wake Forest is that it has a good reputation around the states, a high professor-student ratio, as well as the warm and peaceful environment. The staff and professors are so nice and considerate because they offer our international law school students and lawyers a chance to improve social and academic English before semester starts through the English Language Skills Enhancement (ELSE)  program. This class helps us adjust to American law school easily. Though I had outstanding English level in my home country and got high ranking in my undergraduate university, I was still eager to attend this program. The reason why I chose to attend this program is because I felt the need to improve my social English in order to survive in a foreign country. Furthermore, it was important for me to know basic academic legal English before I began my law school studies here. Fortunately, after the six weeks class, it has proven to be a wise decision!

The intensive six-week ELSE program helped me a lot not only with my daily use of English but also in academic English. Moreover, I know many friends and many places at Wake Forest as well as Winston Salem. I know this is a good sign that I can start a wonderful year here!

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